Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companionsMara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of despairDann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.
About the Author
Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books--novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
“Exquisite prose . . . [Lessing] has imagined a world unlike any other in science-fiction literature.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“[Full of] Lessing’s acute observations . . . this dystopia, underscored by its reluctant hero’s existential dilemma . . . resembles a classical myth.”
“A fascinating story by a brilliant writer... Lessing’s prose is straightforward, uncomplicated and clear. Her characters are complex and vivid.”